1962 Personnel

The squadron reforms at Coningsby 1962 [Courtesy of Marham Aviation Heritage Centre]

Squadron Command

Commanding OfficerAA Smailes
A Flight CommanderGC Goodyer
B Flight CommanderDA Thomas
C Flight CommanderDB Craig
Electrical OfficerM Sayer


No. of Commissioned Officers (Air Crew) and Commissioned Officers (Ground):11 (2 constituted crews)
No of Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground):Varied between 57 and 61

The following are known to have been on strength of (or attached to) the squadron in November / December 1962:

Commissioned Officers (Air Crew)

  • Pilot
    • DB Craig
    • GG Ness
    • AA Smailes
    • DA Thomas
  • Co-Pilot
    • B Dorrington
    • JA Edwards
  • Nav (Plotter)
    • AR Court
    • GC Goodyer
    • SMR Webster
  • Nav (Radar)
    • J Shaw
    • CF Stevens
  • AEO
    • SJ Dunstan

GG Ness slipped on ice and injured his leg and was admitted to hospital, returning to the squadron (in plaster) on 13th December 1962

Commissioned Officers (Ground) and Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground)

No. 35 Squadron’s record book contains little or no information regarding Commissioned Officers and Non Commissioned Other Ranks who provided ground support to the squadron’s air operations;. However, a few listings can be found (eg on squadron movement orders).

Personnel on strength of the squadron during the year included:

  • Engineering Personnel (undertaking daily inspection, servicing and preparation of squadron aircraft, in readiness for air operations)
  • Other Personnel (undertaking squadron specific technical and administrative duties)

More details on roles etc can be found on the following page:

Constituted Crews

  1. Smailes / Edwards / Webster / Shaw / Dunstan
  2. Ness / Dorrington / Court / Stevens / –